Monthly Archives: July 2017

UK: QUEEN’S SPEECH AND BREXIT DEVELOPMENTS

The post below was first published on our Employment blog The Queen’s Speech on 21 June 2017 set out the government’s programme for the next two years and was inevitably dominated by Brexit-related legislation. The principal bill will be the European … Continue reading

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WEBINAR NOW AVAILABLE: NAVIGATING THE POST-BREXIT ENERGY MARKET

The status quo of the UK remaining in the EU’s internal energy market is highly unlikely. This report, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group and Global Counsel analyses the implications for the UK and the EU27 to help business … Continue reading

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Fintechs and Regulators adapt to each other

The post below was first published on our Fintech blog Companies specialising in internet and new technologies (so-called Fintechs) continue to play a key role in the French economy (for example in developing credit activities, targeting in particular the financing … Continue reading

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PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES GOVERNMENT POSITION PAPER – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The post below was first published on our PIL blog. Prior to the next round of Brexit negotiations, on 13 July 2017 the Government published a position paper on the privileges and immunities enjoyed by the EU institutions, agencies and … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES POSTION PAPERS AHEAD OF JULY NEGOTIATION

Three papers have been released by the UK Government, outlining how the UK will negotiate on the following issues:   •Ongoing Union judicial and administrative proceedings •Nuclear materials and safeguards issues •Privileges and immunities   The Government also released a … Continue reading

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(GREAT) REPEAL BILL RELEASED

Today the UK Government released the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (the Repeal Bill), along with an official press release. Explanatory notes, general information about the bill, delegatory powers' memorandum, and a guidance note for businesses and organisations were also made … Continue reading

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EIOPA opinion on supervisory convergence in light of the UK withdrawing from the EU

The post below was first published on our Insurance blog The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published an opinion on supervisory convergence in light of the UK withdrawing from the EU.

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THE NEW EIA REGULATIONS: WHAT HAS ACTUALLY CHANGED?

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 came into force on 16 May 2017, implementing the 2014 EU Directive. Similar regulations have also come into force … Continue reading

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Filed under Development, Environment, Planning, Real estate

IP NOTES BLOG LAUNCHES

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of its new Intellectual Property Notes blog, where you will find articles, commentary and updates on the latest IP developments, including the impact of Brexit. As the UK negotiates the terms … Continue reading

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Strong currents: Navigating the Post-Brexit Energy Market

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 12.30 – 1.45pm BST The status quo of the UK remaining in the EU's internal energy market is highly unlikely. This report, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group and Global Counsel analyses the implications for … Continue reading

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Filed under Energy, UK-EU negotiations